Sunday, 16 August 2009

'Eaga ShowerSmart' Save Water In Every Home

Eaga are offering every household in Great Britain a free eaga ShowerSmart unit.

It fits easily to your existing shower unit and reduces flow, so uses less water. This saves money for processing the water and pumping it to your home, and so saves energy too. The average UK family is likely to save up to £900 over the product's lifetime. Fitting the eaga ShowerSmart enables the average family to save more than 12,000 litres of water every year* and cut carbon emissions by 1 tonne of CO2.

Once your free pack arrives, it takes seconds to install, without the need for a plumber. Simply undo your existing shower hose at the tap end, screw in your eaga ShowerSmart, with the provided washers on either end, finger tight, then screw the shower hose onto it.

The eaga ShowerSmart is suitable for use with non-electric mixer showers or bath/shower mixer taps, provided they run off the mains water pressure.

Presentation on Savings from a Shower Flow Regulator by Peter Iles
– Average flow rate before installation : 10.8 litres/min
– Flow rate after installation : 7.6 litres/min
– Average time spent showering : 6.53 mins
– Average frequency 1.61 showers /household /day
– Shower temperature 40°C, water blend 60%:40% hot:cold water
Water saving 12,288 litres/yr
Hot water saving 7,373 litres/year
(71% of BREDEM total hot water use)
Fresh water is scarcer than you might think in the UK. In fact, globally, drinkable water makes up less than 0.3% of the total. It is a valuable resource which we misuse at our peril.

To date, they have helped to distribute around 650,000 eaga ShowerSmart units, potentially saving 7.6 billion (7,600,000,000) litres of water and 650,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. That's the equivalent of saving the volume of 31,200 Olympic sized swimming pools or Lake Windermere every 4 years

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review of the product on ciao

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